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This came in my Nature’s Tea Leaf order but I haven’t had the chance to try it yet. I know that rosemary is supposed to have a lot of health benefits and I do use it a lot in cooking, though I’ve never had it in a tea before.

This is a lot better than I thought it would be, the white tea has a nice fruity sweetness which complements the rosemary. There is a definite nuttiness to this, which reminds me of sesame or almond oil. I was worried it would be too “savory” but the rosemary is a bit on the subtle side. I’ll have to remember to drink this the next time I have a cold!

P.S. I really don’t think there’s any Vitamin B12 in rosemary, despite the claims made by Nature’s Tea Leaf.

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K S

According to Live Strong rosemary is high in B12
http://www.livestrong.com/article/22621-benefits-rosemary-tea/

According to Diet and Fitness Today it has 0mcg/100g
http://www.dietandfitnesstoday.com/foods-high-in-vitamin.php?offset=2075&nutid=418

I guess the moral of the story is don’t give up your Flintstone vitamins but do enjoy a good cup of tea.

TeaBrat

To my knowledge B12 is only found in animal products and some kinds of nutritional yeasts, etc.

Jillian

Amy is correct, plants aren’t capable of synthesizing B12 because they don’t have the symbiotic bacteria that animals have in their intestines to produce it (read the Wikipedia article, it’s quite interesting). Although rosemary might contain other B vitamins (there’s like a gazillion) which might be where the confusion is coming from.

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K S

According to Live Strong rosemary is high in B12
http://www.livestrong.com/article/22621-benefits-rosemary-tea/

According to Diet and Fitness Today it has 0mcg/100g
http://www.dietandfitnesstoday.com/foods-high-in-vitamin.php?offset=2075&nutid=418

I guess the moral of the story is don’t give up your Flintstone vitamins but do enjoy a good cup of tea.

TeaBrat

To my knowledge B12 is only found in animal products and some kinds of nutritional yeasts, etc.

Jillian

Amy is correct, plants aren’t capable of synthesizing B12 because they don’t have the symbiotic bacteria that animals have in their intestines to produce it (read the Wikipedia article, it’s quite interesting). Although rosemary might contain other B vitamins (there’s like a gazillion) which might be where the confusion is coming from.

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